Since I have some liver gene issues in phase I and II, I tend to read up on how new supplements or medications might affect liver health (with this info, I will never drink hard again for my remaining life). Thank 23andme for showing this and other genes that explained some things to me.
FYI: Bilirubin levels in some individuals (which is known as Gilberts Syndrome), affects about
5% of adults. If you've had occurring Jaundice without acute or on going alcohol poisoning (your not a drunk), you prob have this issue. This will also cause fatigue. **And most likely will make harder hitting herxes for those with this (did in my case).**
There are several versions of a defective gene which are common in people who have this liver issue. The gene is: UGT1A1, involved in liver detox phase I./en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert%27s_syndrome
D-limonene helps with liver phase II methalation, I dont know if it helps detox in liver phase I methalation. Coffee, as hard as it can be on the gut, is good at speeding up a slow phase I liver. Kava brand low acid instant coffee is easy on the gut (there is no Kava plant in it, poor name choice).
*Liver Bilirubin and alt/ast are always worthwhile tests for anyone on the lyme forum and these are usually INCLUDED on a yearly physical blood test.*
If you have any version of the above mentioned gene, and take new supplements which might effect liver function or any med that effects liver (ABX), its good to do these tests.
Double copies of any poor liver function genes mean your liver is comparable to partially plugged house plumbing. If overloaded , back-ups might happen. Keep an eye on it, you only have one many of these ABX's are pretty hard on the liver too.
Post Edited (astroman) : 2/11/2018 9:53:59 AM (GMT-7)